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Thursday’s Scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Wednesday’s Result Blanchard Valley Conference Van Buren 57, McComb 53 Around Ohio Cle. E. Tech 58, Cle. Glenville 56 Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 69, E. Cle. Shaw 60 Cle. Rhodes 52, Cle. Collinwood 43 Euclid 62, Elyria 55 Jackson 43, Can. Glenoak 32...
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Boys basketball: Van Buren on top of BVC

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR VAN BUREN — It didn’t come as easily as it might have, but Van Buren’s boys basketball team was able to tuck another game into the Blanchard Valley Conference win column. A lead that stood at 14 points early in the fourth quarter...
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Prep wrestling: Van Buren Invite still going strong after 40 years

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Since 1979 the Van Buren Invitational has been a premier event on many area school’s wrestling schedules. This year will be no different as the tournament will celebrate its 40th anniversary when competition begins on Friday. “If your team...

Jr. high boys basketball: Lakota 7th-graders win

KANSAS — Jacob Stuller scored eight points to lead Lakota to a 24-13 victory over New Riegel on Tuesday in a seventh-grade boys basketball game. Mitchell Rosser and Collin Zender added four points apiece for the Raiders. Shane Hohman scored six points and Drew Hohman added...

Girls basketball: Marshall, Clyde shoot past Old Fort

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER CLYDE — Old Fort girls basketball coach Jenny Ritzler adamantly reminded her players at the end of the third quarter to not go under screens when guarding Clyde’s Heidi Marshall on the 3-point line. But the damage was already done. The...

Teenager acquitted in Fostoria murder case

TIFFIN — A Pittsburgh teenager was acquitted Wednesday in the slaying of 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring of Fostoria. Cristian M. Brown, 18, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in June 2017 on a charge of murder, a special felony. Brown was accused of fatally stabbing Gehring...

Arlington man convicted of murdering 2-year-old

After less than five hours of deliberation, a Hancock County jury found Brent Houdeshell, the 29-year-old Arlington man accused of killing a 2-year-old child, guilty on all counts Wednesday. The charges include murder, an unclassified felony; child endangerment, a second-degree...
Apple Store, Chicago
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Apple pledges $350B to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the...
Homs Syria largely abandoned
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Nearly 4 years on, Syrian rebel ‘capital’ mostly abandoned

BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent’s apartment in the once rebel-held district of...
QB Tyler Helinski found dead
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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dead in apparent suicide

Police interview friends of quarterback who killed himself NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press Police on Wednesday were interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life. Police...